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Top tips for first time visitors to Scotland

When you book with Inspiring Travel we will send you some more travel tips but for just now have a look at this article to get you started….


Pick up some Scottish words to add to your vocabulary, like wee (little) and dram(drink).  When you book with Inspiring Travel we will send you out some more tips and other words you might want to try out, the locals will love it and probably teach you some others.

Taste as much local and regional produce as you can.  Royal Deeside in particular is well-known for their great veg and fruit, like Scottish strawberries. Try some hagis but maybe don’t ask what is in it! And if you don’t eat meat (or you’re vegan) give veggie haggis a go – it’s delicious! Order single malt whisky without ice – every Scottish bar man & woman will tell you to first try it on its own, if it burns a little add a splash of water and take another sip.

Add Glasgow to your tour before you book, its an amazing city with very friendly locals.  If you fancy joining in with  the locals – Sloans in Glasgow  puts on a Ceilidh dance every Friday night (tickets are £10)! There are lots of museums, or you could tour around the lavish City Chambers, hikes through the country parks & numerous pubs and restaurants to try.

While cards are widely accepted in the cities and towns, on some islands and remote places you’re better off having enough cash with you.  In small communities cash machines (ATMs) can be sometimes be located inside the village shop or post office.

Never trust a blue sky as the weather can change rapidly & invest in a high quality waterproof jacket. We like to say there is no such thing as bad weather just the wrong clothing.  Don’t let a bit of rain get you down!

And lastly and some might say most importantly, please please don’t call it England.

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